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Easel Card Tutorial

If you love paper crafting you will want to make this card that stands on it’s own with this easel card tutorial.

Paper crafts easel card tutorial
I’ve seen these around and LOVE them.

The easel card is the absolute BEST idea for a card in my opinion.

I love to display cards I receive for my birthday or other event, but they constantly fall down when I walk by them.

But not so much with this easel card tutorial!

I put together a quick tutorial to make a simple 4″ x 4″ easel card.

Mine is Valentine-themed using some embellishments I {used to} offer in my Etsy shop.

easel card dimensions
Easel Card Tutorial: Paper Folding

I started off with a piece of pink 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.

You can cut the width any size you desire. Mine is cut to a 4″ width so that I will end up with a 4″ x 4″ card.

From one end of the paper, measure 4 inches then score the paper. From your scored line, measure 1.5″ and score the paper again.

Repeat the last step again so that you now have three scored lines.

folding easel card
Here you can see how the card will look when you fold your scored lines.

You just need to decorate the card now!

embellishing easel card
Easel Card Tutorial: Embellishments

I have three embellished pieces of paper ready to be attached to the card.

On the top left is a 4″ x 4″ piece of black cardstock decorated with my Valentine hearts.

At the top right is an embellished journaling spot to go in the interior of the card.

And on the bottom is a 4″ x 1″ piece of embellished black cardstock for the interior bottom of the card.

completed easel card
Easel Card Tutorial: Putting it all together

This is the completed easel card.

I won’t be knocking this one down by walking by it!

easel card embellishments
Valentine's Day easel card
inside easel card
decorating easel card
I love all the fun embellishments!

Easel cards can be decorated just like any other homemade card.


Now go try to make your own card using this easel card tutorial.

You’ll love how simple they are to make and how fun they are give!

>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared January, 2010.

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Monday 1st of July 2019

The easel card looks so easy and so many possibilities for decorations. Thanks

Vanessa Mullis

Friday 31st of August 2018

Great idea, thanks for posting. I had the same problem with the card falling over.

Ms Match

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

I made these years ago--4x4- and found postage is more to mail a square card so now I make them 4x3

Michele McDonald

Thursday 16th of August 2018

That is good to know!


Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Hiya What does the 1.5" fold do?

Michele McDonald

Friday 27th of July 2018

It just give the card for flexibility and the square look.


Thursday 19th of July 2018

Thankyou for this easel card idea. It's different to what I've done before. Thankypou for the idea. I must give itva try.

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